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8x-Y=5? (solving for slope)

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8x-Y=5? (solving for slope)

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- anonymous

finding the slope is simple.
all we need to do is re-write the equation in terms of y and we'll go from there.

- anonymous

so wouldn't it be -Y=5-8X?

- anonymous

correct. One more step, let's get rid of the negative.

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we do that my multiplying both sides by -1 or divide both sides by -1

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Divide

- anonymous

It is the same but sure, let's divide.

- anonymous

-Y=5-8X
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-1 ?

- anonymous

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- anonymous

when you divide an entire side, it means each term has to be divided.

- anonymous

the general rule is that whenever and equation is in the form of y=mx + b
m is the slope/gradient and b is the constant of y-intercept.

- anonymous

A more mathematical term would be that the first derivative of an equation will tell you what is the slope.
If y = mx + b
then (dy/dx) = m

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I hope this makes sense....

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it does thank you!

- anonymous

the slope is 8, therefore it is going to the upper right since it is positive and it is steep

- Photon336

hmm why not y = 8x-5?

- anonymous

@Photon336 , what do you mean?

- Photon336

wait lol nvm

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